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Re: [SLUG] Distro on a CD (off the shelf, or off the burner)
- To: Ken Yap <ken@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Distro on a CD (off the shelf, or off the burner)
- From: CaT <cat@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Oct 6 11:59:07 2000
- Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Organisation: Furball Inc.
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 11:48:33AM +1100, Ken Yap wrote:
> >Mehmet's suggestion of LiveCD was great - I'll definitely be using this in
> >the future... :)
> My experience with live FS on CD distros is that they are fine for
> demoing and some exploration but are not suitable for serious work,
I've seen a sysadmin move from one part of a site to another with a
livecd type of setup. He'd go to the other site, plop in his cd, boot
and do his serious work in the environment he liked (had X etc running)
and then pullt he CD out and leave the computer as it was before he
Worked amazingly well.
> unless you put volatile data in RAM or HD. RAM is precious, and if you
> had a HD in the first place...
But the HD may be formated in say.. vfat. you can create yourself a file
with dd, run mke2fs on it, loopback mount it, use it to your hearts content,
umount it, delete it, reboot and remove the cd.
'He had position, but I was determined to score.'
-- Worf, DS9, Season 5: 'Let He Who Is Without Sin...'